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Manitoba Communities: Mossey River (Rural Municipality)

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This municipality is named for a river that flows through it.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Mossey River (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Mossey River (1 May 1906)
Amalgamated with Winnipegosis (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Dauphin, Ethelbert, Lakeshore, Mountain, Ste. Rose

Constituent Communities

Fork River, Gruber, Oak Brae, Ukraina, Volga, Winnipegosis, Zelena (Ward)

Land Area (square km)

1123.94

Population

Year

Total

1901

1479

1911

2399

1921

2681

1931

2674

1941

2838

1951

2314

1956

2156

1961

1918

1966

1707

1971

1438

1976

1202

1981

1061

1986

907

1991

819

1996

752

2001

686

2006

614

2011

1186

2016

1145

2021

1450

Reeves / Heads of Council

Term

Reeve

1906-1908

T. H. Whale

1908-1911

J. P. Grenon

1911-1913

Fred B. Lacey

1913-1914

William King

1914-1918

Fred B. Lacey

1918-1919

Thomas B. Venables

1919-1923

John D. Robertson

1923-1924

George Edward Basham (1878-1954)

1924-1927

Peter Melnyk

1927-1936

A. E. Ogryzlo

1936-1938

Karl Fortney

1938-1940

William Berkis

1940-1942

John Pokotylo

1942-1944

William Berkis

1944-1952

John L. Solomon

1952-1971

M. J. Harrison

1971-1972

?

1972-1986

Nick Pakaluk

1986-1998

Ben Bornn

1998-2005

Edward Pakulak

2005-2006

?

2007-?

Ron Kostyshyn

?-2014

Larry Zurba (1937-2021)

2014-2018

Kate Basford

2018-2022

Ron Kostyshyn

2022-?

Reynold Sahulka

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Mossey River.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Mossey River.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Memoirs “From the Past”: Rural Municipality of Mossey River, Mossey River History Book Committee, 1999. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.M69 Mem]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2022

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